Our Favourite Quarantinis! Which One Are You?
If you're anything like us, our morning coffee has been passing the baton to our afternoon cocktail or evening wine. Recently on a walk, I saw a mother with her three young kids standing in their cul de sac. Kids were climbing on a car, mother had a wine in hand. As our eyes met, we both laughed out loud.
Living during an era of quarantine has given birth to one of our favourite new terms, the Quarantini. Staying home and self-isolating led one American to mix one part Vitamin C (health) with one part alcohol (sanity), and voila, the Quarantini was born!
This original, 'Traditional Quarantini' literally consists of a base of vodka or gin and a powdered vitamin C supplement (like Berocca). Since then the drink has evolved, limited only by one's imagination and palette. The other common characteristic has less to do with taste and everything to do with how it is shared - with your isolation family or in front of a conference call with work colleagues or friends (day of week and time of day irrelevant).
So what Quarantini are you and how does this translate to your #WFH style? Here are our Top 5 Quarantini's and their outfit counterpart (because we all love matching our outfits with our beverages don't we!)
1. Classic Citrus
(1 part vodka, 1 part orange liquor, 1 part honey shaken)
Setting: reading your favourite magazine in a sunny corner at home
2. Mellow Martini
(1 part gin, 1 part lavender syrup, dash lemon juice)
Setting: girls night in on Zoom
3. Spice for life
(1 part spiced rum, 1 part ginger beer, slice of lime and mint)
Setting: date night in with favourite comfort food
4. Business (bubbles) as usual
(all parts of your favourite bubbles)
Setting: girlfriend's birthday drinks on Houseparty - elevated comfort all the way
5. On the Rocks
(1 part Frangelico, lime, ice)
Setting: finishing that 1500 piece puzzle tonight at all costs
6. Espresso Martini
(1 part vodka, 1 part kahlua, 1 part espresso)
Setting: a late night celebration of another day of home schooling done
TRY THESE RECIPES AT HOME
We've done the hard work for you! We've tested out some delicious recipes from our favourite sites on the www; try these at home and share your faves in the comments below - Happy Quarantini-ing :)
The Cocoa Espresso Martini
2 tsp Maple Syrup
1 tsp Cocoa
1 shot of Espresso
Pinch of Salt
1. Add all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker with ice
2. Shake vigorously and strain in to a martini glass
Carrot & Orange Margarita
60ml Blanco Tequila
30ml Triple Sec
30ml Lime Juice
1. Combine all ingredients and serve over ice in a salt rimmed glass
60ml Sweet Vermouth
1. Divide the sweet vermouth and Campari between two small rocks glasses with ice. Stir to combine and top with prosecco.
A brand created with the vision of producing perfectly tailored and exquisitely crafted blazers and jackets, Blazé Milano has quickly become a go-to in our year round wardrobes. With a focus on long-wearing staples, we were soon drawn to the label’s collection of classic styles that will be timeless for years to come. Discover the Missy Everynight blazer for a relaxed option that is crafted in a chic weaved fabrication with the brand’s signature gold-tone buttons. Perfect for every occasion, this is a style to invest in now and wear forever.
There’s no denying that Blazé Milano’s SS24 collection has been designed and crafted to stand the test of time. From their staple blazers to soft as silk knitwear and vintage appeal denim, this collection will be taking you from the office to the weekend and every occasion in between. We’re thrilled to bring the Spring Summer 24 collections to you - we’re sure you’re going to love it just as much as we did in that beautiful Parisian apartment during Paris Fashion Week.